Comparison of intracranial self-administration of ethanol within the posterior ventral tegmental area between alcohol-preferring and Wistar rats.

@article{Rodd2004ComparisonOI,
  title={Comparison of intracranial self-administration of ethanol within the posterior ventral tegmental area between alcohol-preferring and Wistar rats.},
  author={Zachary A. Rodd and Richard L. Bell and Roberto I. Melendez and Kelly A Kuc and Lawrence Lumeng and T K Li and James M Murphy and William J H Mcbride},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={1212-9}
}
BACKGROUND A previous study indicated that selectively bred alcohol-preferring (P) rats self-administered ethanol (EtOH) directly into the ventral tegmental area (VTA), whereas the alcohol-nonpreferring line did not. Wistar rats will also self-administer EtOH directly into the posterior VTA. Because Wistar rats also have a low preference for EtOH solutions but self-inject EtOH into the VTA, this study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that there is an association between EtOH preference and… CONTINUE READING